Sandra Longan Designs (Items For Sale)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Craftin'-Sewin'-Stitchin' Room

Here they are craft fans, pictures of the place I call my "sanctuary".
My very own room of sanity, my Craftin' Room.

(You can click the pics for a bigger view)

This is where I do all of my cuttin'. I have all of my fat quarters and 1/2 yard pieces rolled or folded and stowed on the top shelf.
My "tools" are on the pegboard and all of my stitchin' fabrics and stuffing are on the bottom shelf. I have my stitchin' fabrics sorted by type in the bins.
The white drawers hold all of my laces, ribbons, felt and small fabric scraps.

The wicker basket holds "need to be finished" projects

The dark file cabinet holds my craft patterns and a ton of genealogy notes.

Here's my sewing machine and all of my bit's and bob's for finishing different craft projects.
All of my Caron threads are in the mirrored cabinet, the white drawers hold other threads, button's, bead's and etc. Sewing machine essentials are in the wood cabinet. The room door is a dutch door so I can close the bottom half to keep dogs out when needed.

Here's where I keep all of my cross stitch magazines (center & left), pattern books (right), freebie patterns (gray binder) and my original designs (blue binder) plus anything else that needs a temparary home until I get it sorted.
The big blue container, you can only see half of, holds all of my 1 yard or more fabrics and yes it is FULL. Spoiles from working at a fabric store and a craft store in California.

Here's my computer that I hardly use, all of my extra DMC, Caron and Pearl Cotton threads. My DMC on bobbins and Mill Hill beads are in the gray tackle box.
And a BAP/UFO on the scroll frame.
Of course, the closet is full of craft stuff like pinecones, nuts and moss in containers that I collected for wreaths and baskets. I'd really like to clean that space up but my DH has stuff in there too and doesn't want me moving it.

And yes, that's a rifle case next to the floss, nothing stitchy in there, just my rifle.
A girl's gotta protect her stash ya know. LOL

Hope you enjoyed the tour, I didn't take a picture of Hamilton my cockatiel, but you can see a corner of his cage in the first picture.
I do want to thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments that you leave behind, I appreicate each and every one of them.

Take Care Everyone and Happy Stitchin' and Craftin'
Hugs & Stitches .... Sandy

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Couple Of Odd Finishes

I was going through my "stitched" container and found two pieces to finish off.

I stitched this piece way back in the late 70's or early 80's and decided to finish it and let it see the light of day.
An odd thing I noticed about this early piece is that I used to cross my stitches to the right /, but somewhere along the years I changed and started crossing them to the left \. Strange how things can change overtime and you never notice.

Design: "A Taste of Southern Living"
Stitched on 14ct. Band-Aida using DMC threads.

I stitched this Hardanger Heart not long after I made the needle roll that matches it.
I intended to make a matching needle book with it but noticed that I stitched it on the wrong half of the fabric, so it sat for almost a year waiting for me to finish it.
Hardanger Heart designed by me.
Stitched on 32ct. Zweigart linen using DMC Color Variations.

Well, that's all for today stitcher's.
I am stitching, though not much, one BAP for my DH and a smaller freebie sampler. I think I have fallen in love with the alphabet samplers.
Been trying to get some stitching organizers and pincushions all stitched up, but it seems like I always need another fabric to finish a piece, oh well, I'll get there soon.

Take Care Everyone ...... Sandy